Pernell McPhee had his knee scoped on Friday

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Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee’s knee trouble landed him on the physically unable to perform list to open camp and it also led him to an operating room on Friday.

Bears coach John Fox announced that McPhee had arthroscopic surgery on his knee. Fox described the operation as a “clean-up” procedure.

Fox did not give a timeline for McPhee’s return to action, which was a change from last year when cornerback Kyle Fuller was said to need four weeks to recover from a scope. Fuller never played at all during the 2016 season, although Fox said Friday that McPhee’s situation is not the same.

With Lamarr Houston, Willie Young and 2016 first-round pick Leonard Floyd on hand, the Bears have other options at outside linebacker while McPhee recovers from the surgery. Because McPhee is on the PUP list, he is eligible to remain on it into the regular season although he would not be able to play during the first six weeks of the season if that’s the case.

9 responses to “Pernell McPhee had his knee scoped on Friday

  1. Man – that first day of camp had me thinking, maybe the Bears will be different this year.

    LOL me, LOL.

  2. No team in the NFL continually botches and bungles the health of their players worse than the Bears. It’s been that way for years and no one in the organization seems to think it’s a problem because it keeps happening year after year.

  3. You have got to kidding me McPhee. What the hell did you do to your “Dominating” self?. I beginning to think this guy is All talk…..No walk..

  4. What the heck do these guys do all offseason. He didn’t know his knee was a mess until he reported for camp? Last year his scope in January sidelined him until mid-season. What a joke.

  5. I believe this was planned. They’re already intending to keep him on a careful pitch count during the season as it is. I think it was known that he’d need a minor scope of his non-injured knee and they timed it to give him cover for sitting out a majority of camp and save his joints the punishment. It’s hardly new — Favre had this kind of thing down to a science. That said, I’d be surprised if McPhee plays beyond this season.

  6. The most awesome play I’ve ever seen was Charles Martin’s season-ending sack on Jim McMahon.

  7. Da Bears team doctors…….Dr. Moe, Dr. Larry & Dr Curley…….nuck ….nuck…nuck!!!!

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